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The Tennis Foundation's wheelchair tennis performance squad visiting the Olympic Park earlier in the year to see the work being done building wheelchair tennis venue Eton Manor
With a year to go today until the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games, wheelchair tennis will be showcased at a number of exciting events to promote Paralympic sport in the coming weeks.
Taking place in Trafalgar Square on Thursday 8th September, celebrations for International Paralympic Day will showcase the 20 Paralympic sports at London 2012, enabling the public to find out more about next year's Games and some of the athletes that are bidding to qualify for them.
Hosted by LOCOG on behalf of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the day will feature demonstrations in sports including wheelchair tennis, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball.
And the IPC will use the event to officially extend an invitation to athletes and National Paralympic Committees to compete at the London 2012 Games.
Information will also be available about buying tickets for the Games, which go on sale the day after International Paralympic Day, on September 9th.
LOCOG last week released their competition schedule for wheelchair tennis with tickets available from as little as £10. You can find the full schedule and ticket information here.Wheelchair tennis will also be part of Sainsbury's Super Saturday celebrations at Clapham Common on September 10th. The festival will see some of the UK's biggest music acts perform as well as a sporting arena showcasing Paralympic sport where people will get the chance to have a go themselves after watching the professionals show their skills.
Great Britain is an integral part of the history of the Paralympic Games with the Paralympic movement beginning here in 1948 through the first National Games at Stoke Mandeville. This movement grew worldwide and led to the first Paralympics being held in Rome in 1960.
At London 2012 there will be more athletes than ever competing with up to 4,200 from 150 countries, including 300 from Great Britain.
Geoff Newton, Executive Director of the Tennis Foundation, said: "These events coming up in London will be an excellent platform to showcase not only wheelchair tennis, but all Paralympic sports and give the public a flavour of what the Games will be like this time next year.
"Our British wheelchair tennis players had a taste of what it will be like to compete in front of a home crowd at the recent British Open Super Series event in Nottingham and produced some great performances.
"Our players continue to progress up the ITF world rankings and we are confident after another year of hard work with the help of our world class support team, they will be ready to take on the world’s best at Eton Manor."
British Wheelchair tennis player Marc McCarroll talks about how he got into the sport as well as looking ahead to the London 2012 Paralympic Games